A group of friends from Perth are ready for the group vacation of a lifetime after winning millions of dollars in the lottery.
The two couples have been playing together for more than two decades, but finally hit the jackpot on July 30, winning $2.1 million.
The ticket they bought from Rossmoyne Newsagency was one of 14 winning tickets from across Australia.
“We’ve been playing the lottery together since we met and we love it,” said one winner.
“We love knowing our money is staying in WA supporting so many great projects.
“And now we’ve won! It’s all pretty surreal.”
The money has proved very useful as the group will finally embark on a vacation they canceled amid the COVID pandemic.
Only this time, no expense will be spared!
“My 50th was in 2020 and the plan was for the four of us to travel to Europe to celebrate, but the pandemic had other plans,” said one of the winners.
“This win has really boosted our holiday fund so I think the 50th anniversary celebrations are on again, only this time we’re going business class.”
The group joined a host of lottery winners in recent months.
Recently, a woman from Perth’s northern suburbs made a six-figure sum after a ‘sign’ tricked her into buying a ticket.
“The newsagent is right across from my local grocery store, and I noticed the draw was $30 million, so I walked over,” she said.
“There was this ticket on the front desk flapping in the wind and it was a syndicate ticket for the mega draw.
“I’d never bought into a syndicate before, but for some reason I just felt drawn to him. Looking back now, I think it was a sign.”
After hearing the news, her first thought was to celebrate with her dog.
“I was in total shock … I said to my dog, ‘I’m going to Lotterywest, but I’m going to come home with a big, juicy bone soon,'” she said.
“She’s 16 years old and takes all sorts of medications, so this win will be of great help in the care.”
https://www.perthnow.com.au/local-news/perthnow-southern/lotto-winners-wa-perth-friends-plan-epic-holiday-after-21-million-win-from-rossmoyne-newsagency-ticket-c-7828423 Lottery Winner WA: Perth friends plan epic vacation after winning $2.1million ticket on Rossmoyne Newsagency